AN­TIGUA SLEEVE­LESS

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Although there a lot of folks who make their liv­ing at it, I don’t pre­tend to even vaguely com­pre­hend the ar­cane lan­guage and in­tri­cately nu­anced and sub­tle dif­fer­en­ti­a­tions be­tween cuts and fab­rics, and blends and weaves, and ‘tech in­no­va­tions’ of to­day’s golf shirts and tops. What I do un­der­stand is what the women in my fam­ily and my women friends tell me about their likes and dis­likes about golf ap­parel. Over the years, the lat­ter have pre­dom­i­nated. But, there are fash­ion brands that get it. Brands that un­der­stand that like men, women golfers not only want but need game day out­fits that are pri­mar­ily func­tional. This cloth­ing must al­low for free swing move­ment, cool­ness or warmth (de­pend­ing on the sea­son) – and help you look good on the course and af­ter the round. The An­tigua Group has been at it for more than three decades, and has it well fig­ured out. The 2017 Spring Sleeve­less col­lec­tion is case in point. Se­nior de­signer Danielle Del­lios ex­plains the ‘Goldilocks Rule’ to de­scribe An­tigua’s fit pol­icy. “The arm­hole open­ing can­not be too deep, nor too shal­low, it must be just right.” She works with mod­els to en­sure women of all body types can feel com­fort­able wear­ing An­tigua. There were also sev­eral things I didn’t know, de­spite decades of mar­riage to a golfer and our two golf­ing daugh­ters. Ac­cord­ing to Del­lios, some key fac­tors in de­vel­op­ing a per­fectly fit­ting sleeve­less style in­cludes es­tab­lish­ing an ap­pro­pri­ate across-chest mea­sure­ment and arm­hole depth. From the top of the shoul­der down to the bot­tom of the arm­hole, the shape of the arm­hole must fol­low the nat­u­ral shape of a women’s body, curv­ing in just enough in the right places so as not to in­ter­fere with arm move­ment or, curv­ing in too much and there­fore show­ing the sides of a bra. There you have it. The An­tigua Spring Sleeve­less Col­lec­tion: Jewel (one-of-a-kind geo­met­ric jacquard Desert Dry mois­ture wick­ing fab­ric); Trust (a light­weight poly/span­dex fab­ric that of­fers so­phis­ti­cated styling); Mis­chief (asym­met­ri­cal cut and sew front panel fea­tures a three-color geo­met­ric printed top panel), Mis­chief (mixed me­dia with the lower half of the body uses a solid color light­weight closed mesh fab­ric), and Avail (tonal striped poly/span­dex fab­ric is ul­tra-soft). From any per­spec­tive, the keys are com­fort and free­dom for ath­letic move­ment. The fact that the new An­tigua sleeve­less col­lec­tion looks great is a very nice bonus. Check it out at www.an­tigua.com.

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